Trinity Irish Dance celebrates St. Patrick's Day, 40 years of dancing

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WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Trinty Irish Dance has shared their love of traditional Irish dancing for four decades.

"It's so nice to travel around the world with some of your best friends, and to be able to show, although we're American, our Irish culture through Irish dancing," Trinity Irish Dancer Grace Fitzgerald said.

They practice a handful of traditional dances year-round for competitions and performances.

"Basically, you do one to two dances a week, depending on your level, and for performance, you do an extra day as well," dance instructor Deidra Kiely said.

The ages of dancers range from three-and-a-half to 18, and many of the current members have been doing the centuries-old dancing style since they were little.

"I've been dancing since I was about four years old. So, about 13 years now," Fitzgerald said.

"I love to see people enjoying the dancing as much as I enjoy doing it."

The team is currently enrolling with an opportunity for your child to try their hand at it soon.

"We have a very special seven-week program coming up next week. It's like a taste of Trinity, a taste of Irish dancing," Kiely said.

From parades to pubs, the group performs all over and they are continuing their St. Patrick's celebration on Saturday at the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.

For more information on Trinity Irish Dance, visit their website at

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